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Stories Most Feared by Chinese officials Will Still Be Told

PEN American Center | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
PEN American Center

An individual leaking a damning video or corporate filing needn't be a brilliant political strategist, visionary writer or charismatic operative. They don't need to conceive a motivational manifesto. All they need to do is make a printout, download a file, send an email or post a link.

U.S. Calls For Release Of Nobel Laureate

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Five years after his detention, the United States is calling for the release of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and an en...

Nelson Mandela Was Released From Prison After 27 Years. These 10 Political Prisoners Are Still Waiting

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison over his calls for a colorblind South Africa. He ended up serving 27 years behind bars. Hou...

Here Comes the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, Dragging a Broken Moral Compass

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.

Chen Guangcheng: Has NYU Bowed to Pressure From China?

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Desmond Tutu

If the corporate thinking that places profits over our own humanity has begun to invade the American university system, causing it to bow to pressure from some of the worst human rights violators in our world today in favor of expansion into the Chinese market, it has gone too far.

PEN International: Mobilizing Writers to Defend Free Speech

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Books
Ru Freeman

PEN deserves to be recognized for the work the member centers have done to produce their new report, "Creativity and Constraint in Today's China." It's like a mirror held up to a face that asks: Is this what you want to look like to the world?

Desmond Tutu Starts Change.org Petition To Release Nobel Winner

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his dedication to human rights in China, he and his wife were under house arrest. To this day, t...

Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo's Imprisonment a Painful Reminder of China's Dictatorship

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Three Decembers ago, Mr. Liu, a university professor, was tried and sentenced to 11 years in a Chinese prison. His crime: he authored and promoted Charter 08, a manifesto that appeals for freedom of expression, democratic elections, and human rights in China.

A Growing Movement to Support Liu Xiaobo

Jared Genser | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Jared Genser

As we remember the 2010 Nobel Prize ceremony and the now iconic empty chair highlighting the Laureate's absence, we must continue to grow our diverse and coordinated international coalition to demand the immediate release of Liu Xiaobo.

The Dragon Goes Gangnam: China Celebrates the Nobel Prize for Literature

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Preetam Kaushik

In 2010 the Nobel Prize for Literature was given to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year sentence for his pro-democracy views. Officials in China went into a fit of rage. But 2012 saw the Prize go to Mo Yan, an important member of Communist Party.

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's newly named Nobel laureate for literature expressed hope Friday that an imprisoned Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be ...

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield

www.nytimes.com | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Mo Yan, the new Nobel laureate who has strenuously avoided antagonizing the Communist Party during much of his career, stepped into a polit...

Free Liu Xiaobo

Jared Genser | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Jared Genser

Two years ago today, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the imprisoned Chinese intellectual and democracy activist Dr. Liu Xiaobo. As we mark this anniversary, the international community must address the ongoing repression of rights in China.

"We've All Been Brainwashed": China's Dissident Bloggers Speak Out in High Tech, Low Life

Govindini Murty | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Even as Chinese dissidents like Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and artist Ai Weiwei suffer physical imprisonment, hundreds of millions of their fellow Chinese citizens are suffering a form of mental imprisonment thanks to their nation's system of internet censorship.

American-Style Individualism in China? Looks Deceive

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Surely the forces of change are reshaping the Chinese psyche. Surely people, once suppressed by colorless conformity, are embracing individualism. Sorry, but no.

'Chimes of Freedom' Celebrates the Power of Music and Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Amnesty International's Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan is not the first time they've tapped into the music community to raise funds and bring awareness to human rights issues.

Censored Chinese Artist's Photos Were Smuggled Out Of China

AP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Photographs by Chinese artist Liu Xia (lee-OW' zah) will be shown at Columbia University next month. She's the wife of imprisoned 201...

Alex Becker

Human Rights Groups Tell Biden To Hold China Accountable

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Human rights groups have wasted little time calling on Vice President Joe Biden to focus on human rights abuses as he meets with high-le...

Norway Feels Sting Of China's Nobel Anger

AP | By BJOERN H. AMLAND | Posted 07.06.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- Norway used to be China's top fresh salmon supplier, sending steadily growing volumes to exclusive restaurants in Beijing and Shanghai...

Chinese Police Say Detained Artist Being Investigated For 'Suspected Economic Crimes'

Reuters | Chris Buckley | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 7, 2011 4:58:10 AM By Chris Buckley BEIJING, April 7 (Reuters) - Chinese police said the detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei is bei...

A Look At China's Detained Dissidents

Posted 06.04.2011 | World

The recent disappearance of one of China's most famous contemporary artists sparked new concern for the fate of the country's dissidents. As the A...

Blind Human Rights Lawyer Beaten and Isolated in Chinese Crackdown

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

A self-taught lawyer in China who was recently released after years in prison has now been put in home detention -- isolated and beaten by authorities.

Nobel Peace Ceremony Honors Absent Chinese Dissident

AP | BJOERN H. AMLAND and MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway — With a large portrait of a smiling Liu Xiaobo hanging front and center, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee crossed the...

What's Next on China

Kenneth Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kenneth Roth

So what's next? After finally deciding to give human rights concerns pride of place in January's US-China summit, how should the Obama administration translate its rhetoric into policy?

Photos Of The Chinese President's Historic U.S. Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a state visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jihn-tow) is laying the foundation for deeper prosperi...